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V. I. Lenin

MATERIAL ON THE CONFLICT WITHIN THE
SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC DUMA GROUP

   Za Pravdu No. 22,
   October 29, 1913
 
 
 

  Published according to
  the Za Pravdu text
  collated with the symposium
  Marxism and Liquidationism,
  Part II, St. Petersburg, 1914.

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1968

First printing 1963
Second printing 1968

Vol. 19, pp. 458-74.

Translated from the Russian by George Hanna
Edited by Robert Daglish


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (January 1999)


MATERIAL ON THE CONFLICT WITHIN THE SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC
  DUMA GROUP .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


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Whose Will? .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Is the Will of the Majority of the Class-Conscious
  Workers of Russia? .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Did the Elections to the Second, Third and Fourth
  Dumas Reveal Concerning the Will of the Proletariat?
Who Are the Deputies?   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Is the Will of the Workers as Shown by Workers'
  Newspapers in Russia?   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Is the Will Or the Workers as Shown by Collections
  for Workers' Newspapers?   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Is the Will of the Workers as Shown by the St.
  Petersburg Trade Unions? .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Ideological Unity  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
The Liquidators and the Bourgeoisie .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Decision of the United Marxists   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Our Work Within the Duma Group  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
What Do the Six Demand? .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Unity Inside and Outside the Duma .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

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NOTES



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    NOTES

      [129] In sending this "Material " to the newspaper Za Pravdu, Lenin proposed that the Sunday issue of the paper contain a separate leaflet dealing exclusively with the campaign to support the Bolshevik "six". When Lenin heard that the issue containing the article had been confiscated he proposed that the editors reprint it in the following issues. The article was not, however, published again in the paper. It was reprinted in 1914 in the symposium Marxism and Liquidationism under the heading "Material on the History of the Formation of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers Group in the Duma", and added to it was a section entitled "Workers' Comment on the Formation of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Group in the State Duma".    [p. 458]

      [130] Zvezda (The Star) -- a Bolshevik legal newspaper, the immediate predecessor of Pravda ; it was published in St. Petersburg from December 16 (29). 1911) to April 22 (May 5), 1912 (it was at first a

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    weekly but from January 1912 it appeared twice a week and from March three times a week). On February 26 (March 10), 1912, Nevskaya Zvezda (The Neva Star ) No. 1 appeared simultaneously with Zvezda and when the latter was suppressed became its successor. The last, twenty-seventh issue of Nevskaya Zvezda appeared on October 5 (18), 1912.
        Up to the autumn of 1911 the pro-Party Mensheviks (Plekhanov's group) contributed to Zvezda. Lenin guided the work of the paper (from abroad) ideologically, about fifty of his articles being published in Zvezda and Nevskaya Zvezda.
        Zvezda contained an extensive section "Correspondence from Workers" and maintained regular contact with workers. The circulation of some issues reached 50,000-60,000 copies.
        The newspaper was constantly subjected to government persecution; of 96 issues (Zvezda and Nevskaya Zvezda ) 39 were confiscated and fines were imposed on ten others. Zvezda prepared the way for the publication of the Bolshevik daily Pravda ; Pravda No. 1 appeared on the day Zvezda was suppressed by the government.    [p. 463]